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Adamello North Face

By: Cain Olsen, Adamello Mountain Guides
Area: Rhaetian Alps, Group: Adamello - Presanella, Peak: Monte Adamello, Height: 2500- 3300m, Country: Italy

During the "White war" Val d'Avio was a fundamental route to furnish the mountain Front and it was incessantly used by the Alpine troops, so much so that it became one of the symbols of the conflict in the Alps. This outing leads directly beneath the imposing North face of Mount Adamello which hosts a selection of extremely famous alpine climbs, before descending down the spectacular Val d'Avio, past 5 dams built during the 1950's to create hydroelectic electricity.

GETTING THERE

Reach Passo Tonale.

ACCESS

Start from Rifugio Garibaldi

ROUTE

Rifugio Garibaldi - Temù
This outing leads right beneath the Adamello North face across the Passo del Lunedì (2650 metres), along the initial part of the Alta Via dell’Adamello (Adamello haute route), to the Pantano dell’Avio artificial dam, built to generate hydroelectric energy. From here, the trail heads down the Avio Valley towards the village of Temù. Although the journey ends here,  eyes and minds are enriched with historical memories and magnificent views.

GEAR

Backpack (40 litres), harness, crampons, rigid sole mountaineering boots, sleeping sheet, thermos for hot drinks, energy bars and dried fruit, first aid, glacier sun glasses (cat. 4), goretex jacket and trousers, gloves and hat, sun protection, torch, camera, map, pocket knife.

MAPS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Guida dei Monti d’Italia CAI – Touring Club, Adamello volume I e II, Pericle Sacchi
Nordpress, Adamello Vol.1, Piermario Soregaroli
Map Kompass Adamello 1:25000
www.museoguerrabianca.it
www.parcoadamello.it
www.adamelloski.com
www.guidealpineadamello.it

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PERIOD

From June - September

POPULARITY

Medium

TIME

4 hours

DIFFICULTY

EE

FACE

South

ASCENT HEIGHT DIFFERENCE

150 metres approx.

DESCENT HEIGHT DIFFERENCE

1100 metres approx.

DEPARTURE

Rifugio Garibaldi

ARRIVAL

Temù

LINK

www.guidealpineadamello.it

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